Search Results: "Adele Sansone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
Released: April 1, 1999

"Whimsical illustrations capture the gamut of emotions and the last spread could serve as an advertisement for contentment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1072-9 The Little Green Goose ($15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-7358-1071-0, PLB 0-7358-1072-9): Single fatherhood gets a boost in this identity tale of a goose who yearns for a child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Both versions make low-key, indirect ways of introducing younger children to the ideas of single parenthood and of mixed-race (not to mention -species) adoption. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this significantly revised and newly illustrated edition of a 1999 import, a gander who yearns to be a Dad gets his wish when an untended dragon egg turns up. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY BABY DREAMS by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Not the first book for adults to masquerade as a children's book, but one of the more interesting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book inspired by Enersen's popular blog, which features artistic and whimsical photographs of her daughter, Mila. Read full book review >

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VINCENT AND THE NIGHT by Adele Enersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Offbeat enough to add to an already-groaning collection of bedtime books. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Photogenic Vincent is a baby who isn't ready for bedtime, so he uses the pen-and-ink blackness of nighttime to create a fantasy world for himself and readers. Read full book review >

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RACING HOME by Adele Dueck
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"This tale draws its grace from the fine, detailed portrait of immigrants making their way in a new world. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
A deliberate look at Norwegian immigrants on the Canadian prairie recalls Sarah, Plain and Tall for a slightly older audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY ALMOST EPIC SUMMER by Adele Griffin
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"These e-mails throw Irene's character off balance and disrupt the plot's otherwise smooth and believable flow. (Fiction. YA)"
The clear, but occasionally unrealistic teenage voice of Irene Morse, a spunky, intelligent and sometimes melodramatic heroine, recounts the summer leading into her freshman year. Read full book review >

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SONS OF LIBERTY by Adele Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It will make readers wince in discomfort, and long to know how it all turned out. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A knot-in-the-stomach of a good book, as true and real as any this year: Griffin (Split Just Right, p. 555, etc.), in her disturbing portraits of adults as authoritative, abusive, and ineffectual parents, casts a dark shadow over the story of two teenage brothers leaving the safety of childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVERNIGHT by Adele Griffin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2003

"For a more effective dissection of the nature of cliques, try Amy Goldman Koss's The Girls (2000). (Fiction. 10-12)"
A birthday slumber party becomes the undoing of a clique when one of the guests is abducted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Intelligently written but overly timid."
A single mother and her teenage son navigate life and culture in South Asia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING AWAY by Adele Parks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"A balanced exploration of the rules of marriage."
An affecting first novel successfully combines a cheeky first-person narrative with a serious look at the consequences of adultery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETH'S STORY, 1914 by Adele Whitby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Entertaining mystery lite set in a Downton Abbey world. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
When her 16-year-old lady's maid is unjustly accused of stealing a piece of jewelry, a highborn English girl defies the strict hierarchical rules of her household by investigating both above- and below-stairs to find the true culprit. Read full book review >